BUSI 604 – Fall 205 – B03
Professor – Frank Romanoski, PhD
The history of Italy is quite uncharacteristic, due to its northern and southern areas are regarded as by quite diﬀerent forms of social and political organizations for many eras before the independence and uniﬁcation. Italy's economic strength is in the processing and manufacturing of goods, primarily in small and medium family businesses. All businesses are with risk. Risk of the select culture, the country’s government, their markets, labor practices, finding the right employees and of course the product within the business. So, why would a business in the United States want to begin or continue imports and exports in Italy?
What would allow a corporation or small business to take the initiative to consider planting roots, creating a business or moving a division or becoming an investor in or to Italy? What and where is Italy? What are they about? How can one consider a life or a business in a foreign country? The intentions from this write throughout this paper will be to present the major elements and dimensions of the culture, dimensions, history, politics and the possibilities in Italy for which it is bright for new businesses. The elements and dimensions integrated by locals conducting business in Italy are an advantage to those in the United States who wish to become a part of the cohesive business prospects. This paper will take the reader through four parts concerning international business with Italy.
I. What are the major elements and dimensions of culture in Italy?
Italian is the official language spoken in Italy and is used by approximately seventy-three percent of the countries population. The capital and the largest city of Italy is Rome which has a population of approximately 2.5 million people. Italy has an estimated population of 61,000,000 and...